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Monday, Dec. 5, 2005
Ron Prince will replace Bill Snyder. During Monday’s introductory press conference, K-State’s president mentioned a couple of names in speaking about Ron Prince and how they found him and selected him. He mentioned Bill Snyder who was a relatively unknown assistant from Iowa. He also mentioned Roy Williams, the unknown assistant from North Carolina that took over the Kansas basketball program. Needless to say, K-State is hoping they struck gold with Ron Prince.
From a man who lifted the Wildcats out of college football’s basement to the tune of 135 wins, 11 straight bowl games and a Big 12 championship, to a man who has never been a head coach on any level.
“This was something that has obviously been on my mind a long time, and I didn’t think it would happen this year, this soon, so I’ve been preparing for that day,” said Prince.
Prince takes over with no direct ties to K-State football or to Coach Snyder.
Prince becomes the fourth Division IA African American football coach in the entire country. He’s only 36 years old.